Audit Projects -- Florida (FL_2020)
Top Counties -- In Florida, the top 20 counties out of 67 (29%) includes 80% of the electorate
Ballot Images -- Ballot images are generally available by Public Records Request and AuditEngine has been tested on many of them. Florida officially allows counties to utilize 3rd-party independent automated audits. However, many counties systematically delete their ballot images, and this is current being reviewed in court cases.
Voting System -- Florida uses both ES&S and Dominion voting systems.
Funding Goal -- Not all counties have ballot image. However, if we could get them all, these targeted counties include about 10 million voters and 20 counties. For all counties, our funding requirement is $300K.
Official Audits -- Signed into law in 2007, Florida's audit law is not binding on official results, does not lead to a full recount, and audits only one randomly-selected election contest, selected separately in each county. No contest with boundaries greater than a county-wide contest can be effectively audited. In 2013 the audit law was amended to provide, in addition to a manual audit, the option of an "automated independent audit".
The manual audit "shall consist of a public manual tally of the votes cast in one randomly selected race that appears on the ballot." See Fla. Stat. Ann. §101.591(2)(a). The automated audit "shall consist of a public automated tally of the votes cast across every race that appears on the ballot." See Fla. Stat. Ann. §101.591(2)(b).
- Poll Tapes -- We have also been able to access "digital poll tapes" which we can use in a "Poll Tapes Audit" and it has been helpful in tracking down issues there.
(Note: The Number of voters shown below is not absolutely current, but still provides valid relative ranking.)
|State||Jurisdiction||Main City||Voters||Natl Rank||Cum Voters||Rank||% Total||Ballot Imaging||Status|
|FL||MIAMI-DADE COUNTY||Miami||1367165||9||1367165||1||10.77%||Y-ES&S Not saved|
|FL||BROWARD COUNTY||Fort Lauderdale||1198616||12||2565781||2||20.22%||Y-ES&S Not saved|
|FL||PALM BEACH COUNTY||West Palm Beach||912705||23||3478486||3||27.41%||Y-ES&S|
|FL||HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY||Tampa||801880||32||4280366||4||33.73%||Y-ES&S (Clear Ballot)|
|FL||PINELLAS COUNTY||St. Petersburg||659344||40||5697844||6||44.90%||Y-ES&S|
|FL||LEE COUNTY||Fort Myers||426342||80||6711211||8||52.89%||Y-ES&S|
|FL||BREVARD COUNTY||Palm Bay||407910||87||7119121||9||56.10%||Y-ES&S|
|FL||PASCO COUNTY||New Port Richey||323416||116||8176433||12||64.44%||Y-ES&S|
|FL||ST. LUCIE COUNTY||Port St. Lucie||189249||215||10416411||22||82.09%||Y-Dom||Completed|